square miles. that's an area double the size of seattle, washington. and they tell us the flames have destroyed already at least 21 homes. that they are threatening 12,000 more. but as i mentioned, a number of fires are burning across the state, including 1 which has destroyed several homes near sacramento. a camera crew was there as one of the people who lived on the block returned to see what was left. >> oh, god. >> our house is gone. >> are you serious? >> i'm standing right there, honey. >> are you looking at it? >> i'm right at the corner house. the whole block has been leveled, our block. shepard: tonight as fire crews struggled to prevent this from happening in the l.a. area, they are mourning two of their colleagues, firefighters who died when their truck ran off the side of the road over the weekend. neath -- anita vogel is live on the front lands. i mentioned five people trapped right now. what do we know about that? >> well, right, shepard.